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Pink Steel Ribbon Making Its Way Around Springfield
Breast cancer awareness month kicks off October 1, and you might start seeing a giant pink steel ribbon making its way around Springfield.
The ribbon was made by Selvaggio Steel in partnership with Springfield Clinic and O'Shea Healthcare Builders. It took 40 hours to build and weighs almost 250 pounds.
The steel ribbon will make nearly 20 stops around the capital city in October, including Scheel's and the farmer's market. The public can sign the ribbon and leave a message of hope.
"This is a strengthening type of product," said Mark Selvaggio, President of Selvaggio Steel. "Steel is very strong, obviously, and the goal here is to build awareness of breast cancer and really show strength in everybody's involvement in that organization."
After the pink steel ribbon completes its tour, it will be permanently displayed at a Springfield Clinic location.